Like Experient, Inc.

closed 4/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Maritz Travel Company, acquired Experient, Inc.

synopsis: Maritz Travel, a global leader in providing full-service meeting, event and incentive travel programs to corporate clients, announced it has acquired Experient, another top provider of meeting and event services to associations, tradeshows, corporations and the US government.
buyer parent: Maritz, Inc.
buyer: Maritz Travel Company
Maritz Travel is the global leader in achieving business results through the effective use of meeting, event and incentive travel programs, is dedicated to transforming business through people and events. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Experient, Inc.
Experient, Inc. is an event management company. Its core services include providing registration, housing, event planning and management, site sourcing/contract negotiation, and lead retrieval services for association, corporate and government clients.
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closed 10/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cecoforma, acquired Seauton

synopsis: Cecoforma, a Belgian events and communications agency, has acquired Seauton, a professional event organiser in Belgium. Seauton organises national and international meetings, incentives, congresses and events. The company delivers creative and tailor-made events to help businesses strengthen their professional relationships.
buyer: Cecoforma
Cecoforma is a Belgian events and communications agency. Cecoforma manages events of all sizes, formats and subject matters, from institutional conferences to corporate receptions. The agency organises well-orchestrated events to support their client’s communication and policy strategies. "
target: Seauton
Seauton is a professional event organiser in Belgium. Seauton organises national and international meetings, incentives, congresses and events. The company delivers creative and tailor-made events to help businesses strengthen their professional relationships and to achieve their business targets.
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closed 11/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Condit, acquired Exhibit Source, Inc.

synopsis: Condit Exhibits, a full-service exhibit house established in 1945, has acquired Exhibit Source, a leader in designing custom tradeshow displays for businesses of any size.
buyer: Condit
Condit Exhibits is a full-service exhibit house established in 1945. They specialize in creating event and trade show booths, museum displays, and temporary structures for clients around the globe. "
target: Exhibit Source, Inc.
Exhibit Source Inc is a leader in designing custom tradeshow displays for businesses of any size. Their services include custom exhibit fabrication and finishing, graphics production and finishing, exhibit transportation, and secure warehousing for trade show displays and convention exhibits.
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announced 5/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, will acquire Leade.rs, Inc.

synopsis: Animoca Brands Corporation Ltd has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire networking and event-matching platform Leade.rs, co-founded by high-profile tech entrepreneur Loic Le Meur.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: Leade.rs, Inc.
Leade.rs, co-founded by high-profile tech entrepreneur Loic Le Meur, is a networking and event-matching platform. Leade.rs is a platform to connect great events to amazing speakers.
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closed 4/10/2019 via PR Web

Prestige Global Meeting Source, acquired Groups Meetings Incentives

synopsis: Prestige Global Meeting Source (Prestige), a provider of site selection, event services and meetings management services, has acquired Groups Meetings Incentives (GMI), a meeting management and incentive travel management company. GMI provides creative incentive travel, merchandise, promotional and web registration services.
buyer: Prestige Global Meeting Source
Founded in 1986, Prestige Global Meeting Source is a provider of site selection, event services and meetings management services. Prestige helps their clients find and negotiate the best possible solution for their various meeting and event needs. "
target: Groups Meetings Incentives
Founded in 1984, Groups Meetings Incentives (GMI) is a meeting management and incentive travel management company. GMI supplies businesses in a variety of industries with creative incentive travel, merchandise, promotional and web registration services.
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closed 4/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fern Exposition Services, LLC, acquired Triumph Expo & Events

synopsis: Cincinnati, Ohio-based event production services provider Fern has acquired Seattle-based Triumph Expo & Events. Triumph officially opened its doors April 1, 1999. Since then they have grown and evolved from a small, local trade show contracting company to a sophisticated marketing partner for their national client base.
buyer: Fern Exposition Services, LLC
Fern Exposition & Event Services is a full service exhibition services contractor, providing convention, tradeshow, exposition, and corporate event services throughout the United States and Canada. Incorporated in 1909, Fern is ranked among the nation’s top service contractors. "
target: Triumph Expo & Events
Triumph officially opened its doors April 1, 1999. Since then they have grown and evolved from a small, local trade show contracting company to a sophisticated marketing partner for their national client base.
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closed 4/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fern Exposition Services, LLC, acquired DWA Trade Show & Exposition Services

synopsis: Cincinnati, Ohio-based event production services provider Fern has acquired Portland-based DWA Trade Show & Exposition Services, a full-service general contractor for trade shows and events.
buyer: Fern Exposition Services, LLC
Fern Exposition & Event Services is a full service exhibition services contractor, providing convention, tradeshow, exposition, and corporate event services throughout the United States and Canada. Incorporated in 1909, Fern is ranked among the nation’s top service contractors. "
target: DWA Trade Show & Exposition Services
DWA Trade Show & Exposition Service is a full-service general contractor for trade shows and events. DWA offers a complete inventory of items used by show managers and exhibitors including booth furnishings, tables, chairs, easels, Modular Display System Rental booths and much more.
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announced 6/14/2018 via Company Press Release

GL Events, will acquire ZhongZhiXing

synopsis: GL Events, a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events, has announced that they will be acquiring ZhongZhiXing Group, a Chinese event services provider specializing in event engineering and logistics and event organization services.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
Based in France, GL Events is a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events operating across the three main market segments: congresses, conferences, and conventions; cultural, sports, institutional, corporate, and political events; trade shows and consumer fairs. "
target: ZhongZhiXing
Based in China, ZhongZhiXing Group is an event services provider. ZhongZhiXing has an excellent reputation and long-standing relationships with a number of exhibition organizers and owners of well-known event sites.
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closed 8/10/2017 via PR Web

MCI Group SA, acquired Wyndham Jade, L.L.C.

synopsis: MCI announced the acquisition of Dallas, Texas-based Wyndham Jade, an industry-leading event and travel management company specializing in integrated convention housing and registration, site selection, meeting management, incentive programs and business travel management, serving both associations and corporations.
buyer: MCI Group SA
MCI is the world’s leading provider of strategic engagement and activation solutions and has been a key driver of innovation in the meetings, events, association and congress industries since 1987. "
target: Wyndham Jade, L.L.C.
Wyndham Jade is an event and travel management company that specializes in convention housing and registration, meeting management, incentive programs, business travel and site selection. They offer a complete technology solution by combining housing and registration into one integrated platform.
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closed 8/2/2017 via BusinessWire

M&M The Special Events Company, acquired Marquee Event Group

synopsis: M&M Event Rentals, a leading event rental company, announced the acquisition of Marquee Event Group, a full-service event rental company with four divisions: Marquee Rents, Marquee Tents, Marquee Linens and Marquee San Antonio.
buyer parent: Dubin Clark & Co.
buyer: M&M The Special Events Company
M&M is a leading event rental company helping to produce thousands of parties, weddings, corporate & non-profit events in Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Atlanta, Memphis and Nashville. "
target: Marquee Event Group
Marquee Event Group began in 1985 as a small party rental store and have evolved over the past 30 years into a full-service event rental company with four divisions: Marquee Rents, Marquee Tents, Marquee Linens and Marquee San Antonio.
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closed 7/14/2017 via PE Hub

PRO EM Party & Event Rentals, acquired Universal Resource Supply, LLC

synopsis: PRO EM Party & Event Rentals, a single, one-stop source for events of any size, has acquired Universal Resource Supply, LLC (URS), a nationwide event rental company specializing in major event planning and execution. From movie premieres, festivals, corporate parties and sporting events, and backyard barbeques, URS has served all types of events.
buyer parent: Dos Rios Partners
buyer: PRO EM Party & Event Rentals
PRO EM Party & Event Rentals serves as a single, one-stop source for events of any size. Whether searching for an event management company, event rentals such as tents, tables and chairs, commercial services or all three, PRO EM’s knowledgeable team is ready to make the event a complete success. "
target: Universal Resource Supply, LLC
Universal Resource Supply (URS) is a nationwide event rental company specializing in major event planning and execution. From movie premieres, festivals, corporate parties and sporting events, to elegant weddings, quinceaneras, and even backyard barbeques, URS has served all types of events.
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closed 5/1/2017 via BusinessWire

MCH Group AG, acquired MC2

synopsis: MCH Group, a globally leading live marketing company with its head office in Basel, Switzerland has acquired a 100% holding in MC2 ("MC-squared"), a recognized leader in the exhibit and event marketing industry in the U.S.
buyer: MCH Group AG (SWX:MCHN:$521.44)
MCH Group is a globally leading live marketing company with a comprehensive services network spanning the entire exhibition and event market. It organizes and hosts about 90 exhibitions, including the globally leading Art Basel shows in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. "
target: MC2
MC2 ("MC-squared") is a leader in the exhibit and event marketing industry. The company provides and manages integrated marketing programs, creating experiences where people meet people. MC2 is headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, New York and 14 other locations in the U.S. and a location in Germany.
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closed 2/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Wecast Network Inc, acquired Wide Angle Group Limited

synopsis: Wecast Network, Inc. announced that it has acquired 55% of Wide Angle Group Limited ("WAG"). WAG, a fully integrated industrial/trade media and commerce company, does work that aids the planning process, the creativity, the collaboration, the production, the travel, the management team, telling stories, and seeing happy and fulfilled guests.
buyer: Wecast Network Inc (WCST:$6.00)
Wecast Network Inc is a next generation global brand licensing, IP sales and video commerce company driven by AI and Big Data. The company is leveraging and optimizing its legacy operations as a premium content Video On Demand service provider in China. "
target: Wide Angle Group Limited
Wide Angle Group is a fully integrated industrial/trade media and commerce company. Their work aids the planning process, the creativity, the collaboration, the production, the travel, the controlled chaos, the management team, telling stories, and seeing happy and fulfilled guests.
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closed 3/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Dubin Clark & Co., acquired M&M The Special Events Company

synopsis: M&M Event Rentals, Chicago, has completed a recapitalization transaction with private equity firm Dubin Clark & Co., Boston. M&M is a leading event service company, helping to produce thousands of parties, weddings, corporate and non-profit events each year in Chicago and Dallas.
buyer: Dubin Clark & Co.
Since their founding in 1984, Dubin Clark has consistently partnered with outstanding management teams in building world-class businesses. "
target: M&M The Special Events Company
M&M is a leading event service company, helping to produce thousands of parties, weddings, corporate and non-profit events each year in Chicago and Dallas.
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announced 1/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

8I Holdings Limited, will acquire Hemus Pacific Pte Ltd.

synopsis: 8I Holdings advises that it has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement to acquire 51% of Hemus Pacific Private Limited, a successful property and events management business. Their service specialization profile encompasses Venue sourcing and management, Logistic supports and Events Marketing and Management.
buyer: 8I Holdings Limited (ASX:8IH:$24.01)
8I Holdings is the holding company of the 8I Group that is based in Singapore and operates an investment business in listed securities, real property developments, and a financial education and training seminar business. "
target: Hemus Pacific Pte Ltd.
Hemus Pacific is an event services company that offers a comprehensive array of resources and solutions to events. Their service specialization profile encompasses Venue sourcing and management, Logistic supports and Events Marketing and Management.
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closed 1/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Lloyd Paul Events Ltd. merged with Mobile Promotions Corporate Events Limited,

synopsis: Events agency Lloyd Paul Events has merged with Northamptonshire-based Mobile Promotions. The company provides event management and logistic services. They also offer destination research, venue sourcing and booking, print buying, supplier management, and other services.
buyer: Mobile Promotions Corporate Events Limited
Mobile Promotions is an event company. From roadshows and sampling campaigns to hospitality and shopping centre promotions, they have a team of people who will help companies stand out from the crowd. "
target: Lloyd Paul Events Ltd.
Lloyd Paul Events Ltd. provides event management and logistic services. They also offer destination research, venue sourcing and booking, print buying, supplier management, and other services. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Lutterworth, United Kingdom.
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closed 11/12/2013 via BNC Analysis

Group Delphi, acquired Image Exhibits

synopsis: Group Delphi, which makes exhibits for trade shows and other events, acquired Image Exhibits in Fort Wayne. Image Exhibits, Inc. designs and develops show exhibit products for trade shows, museums, corporate lobby exhibitions, and point of purchase displays.
buyer: Group Delphi
Group Delphi supplies strategic and creative solutions for companies’ face-to-face marketing needs. The company has a robust product, service and solutions offering for organizations in the tradeshow, events, museum and retail marketplace. "
target: Image Exhibits
Image Exhibits, Inc. designs and develops show exhibit products for trade shows, museums, corporate lobby exhibitions, and point of purchase displays. The company offers portable and modular banner stands; extruded aluminum structures; kiosks; and wall, show room, and table top displays.
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closed 11/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

MC2, acquired proFair

synopsis: MC2, an exhibit, event and environment company, has announced the acquisition of a longtime strategic partner, proFair GmbH, a brand and event marketing company.
buyer parent: Cowen Group, Inc.
buyer: MC2
MC2, an event marketing company, engages in designing, creating, and managing events and corporate meetings. The company’s services include creation and management of custom exhibits for conventions, trade shows, and corporate marketing events. "
target: proFair
With almost 30 years of experience, proFair is the full-service agency that provides live communication and unmistakeable brand presentations for trade fairs and events around the world.
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closed 9/24/2012 via BNC Analysis

Ellis Salsby Ltd, acquired Right Location

synopsis: Ellis Salsby Ltd has acquired fellow conference and event management company Right Location Corporate Services in order to “provide a stronger venue finding and conference management offer" to its clients. Right Location is one of Hampshire's largest independent corporate event management agencies with an extensive client portfolio.
buyer: Ellis Salsby Ltd
Ellis Salsby Ltd provides event management, venue finding and is a hotel booking agency. "
target: Right Location
Right Location is one of Hampshire's largest independent corporate event management agencies with an extensive client portfolio, varying from large blue chip organisations to associations, charities and small-to-medium businesses.
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announced 6/11/2012 via PE Hub

Nice Entertainment Group, will acquire Playroom AS

synopsis: Nice Entertainment Group, a pan-Nordic content production group, has signed an agreement to acquire Norwegian event management company Playroom AS. Founded in 2001, Playroom is an entertainment house focused on experience-based communication through event management, artist management and record production.
buyer parent: CapMan Capital Management Oy
buyer: Nice Entertainment Group
Nice Entertainment Group is the largest independent group of creative production companies in the Nordic region. Its annual production of more than 100 series covers all genres and serves all the major channels in the territory. "
target: Playroom AS
Playroom consists of three divisions: events, music and artists. The event division is the largest and has demonstrated strong growth since its inception in 2007. The company is one of the largest in the Norwegian event management business.
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closed 4/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Maritz Travel Company, acquired Experient, Inc.

synopsis: Maritz Travel, a global leader in providing full-service meeting, event and incentive travel programs to corporate clients, announced it has acquired Experient, another top provider of meeting and event services to associations, tradeshows, corporations and the US government.
buyer parent: Maritz, Inc.
buyer: Maritz Travel Company
Maritz Travel is the global leader in achieving business results through the effective use of meeting, event and incentive travel programs, is dedicated to transforming business through people and events. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Experient, Inc.
Experient, Inc. is an event management company. Its core services include providing registration, housing, event planning and management, site sourcing/contract negotiation, and lead retrieval services for association, corporate and government clients.
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closed 4/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Maritz Travel Company, acquired Experient, Inc.

synopsis: Maritz Travel, a global leader in providing full-service meeting, event and incentive travel programs to corporate clients, announced it has acquired Experient, another top provider of meeting and event services to associations, tradeshows, corporations and the US government.
buyer parent: Maritz, Inc.
buyer: Maritz Travel Company
Maritz Travel is the global leader in achieving business results through the effective use of meeting, event and incentive travel programs, is dedicated to transforming business through people and events. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Experient, Inc.
Experient, Inc. is an event management company. Its core services include providing registration, housing, event planning and management, site sourcing/contract negotiation, and lead retrieval services for association, corporate and government clients.
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closed 4/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Maritz Travel Company, acquired Experient, Inc.

synopsis: Maritz Travel, a global leader in providing full-service meeting, event and incentive travel programs to corporate clients, announced it has acquired Experient, another top provider of meeting and event services to associations, tradeshows, corporations and the US government.
buyer parent: Maritz, Inc.
buyer: Maritz Travel Company
Maritz Travel is the global leader in achieving business results through the effective use of meeting, event and incentive travel programs, is dedicated to transforming business through people and events. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Experient, Inc.
Experient, Inc. is an event management company. Its core services include providing registration, housing, event planning and management, site sourcing/contract negotiation, and lead retrieval services for association, corporate and government clients.
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closed 10/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cecoforma, acquired Seauton

synopsis: Cecoforma, a Belgian events and communications agency, has acquired Seauton, a professional event organiser in Belgium. Seauton organises national and international meetings, incentives, congresses and events. The company delivers creative and tailor-made events to help businesses strengthen their professional relationships.
buyer: Cecoforma
Cecoforma is a Belgian events and communications agency. Cecoforma manages events of all sizes, formats and subject matters, from institutional conferences to corporate receptions. The agency organises well-orchestrated events to support their client’s communication and policy strategies. "
target: Seauton
Seauton is a professional event organiser in Belgium. Seauton organises national and international meetings, incentives, congresses and events. The company delivers creative and tailor-made events to help businesses strengthen their professional relationships and to achieve their business targets.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Direct Travel, acquired Meridican

synopsis: Direct Travel, Inc., one of the top travel management companies in North America, announced the acquisition of Meridican, a Toronto based award-winning, full-service meetings, events and incentives company focused on delivering world-class incentive travel programs, meetings and conferences, product launches, and consumer events.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
buyer: Direct Travel
Direct Travel, Inc. is a leading provider of corporate travel management services. The company has been providing travel management services for over 40 years, working with clients to develop highly customized travel programs. "
target: Meridican
Meridican, founded in 1982, is an award-winning, full-service meetings, events and incentives company focused on delivering world-class incentive travel programs, meetings and conferences, product launches, and consumer events.
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closed 4/10/2019 via PR Web

Prestige Global Meeting Source, acquired Groups Meetings Incentives

synopsis: Prestige Global Meeting Source (Prestige), a provider of site selection, event services and meetings management services, has acquired Groups Meetings Incentives (GMI), a meeting management and incentive travel management company. GMI provides creative incentive travel, merchandise, promotional and web registration services.
buyer: Prestige Global Meeting Source
Founded in 1986, Prestige Global Meeting Source is a provider of site selection, event services and meetings management services. Prestige helps their clients find and negotiate the best possible solution for their various meeting and event needs. "
target: Groups Meetings Incentives
Founded in 1984, Groups Meetings Incentives (GMI) is a meeting management and incentive travel management company. GMI supplies businesses in a variety of industries with creative incentive travel, merchandise, promotional and web registration services.
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closed 8/10/2017 via PR Web

MCI Group SA, acquired Wyndham Jade, L.L.C.

synopsis: MCI announced the acquisition of Dallas, Texas-based Wyndham Jade, an industry-leading event and travel management company specializing in integrated convention housing and registration, site selection, meeting management, incentive programs and business travel management, serving both associations and corporations.
buyer: MCI Group SA
MCI is the world’s leading provider of strategic engagement and activation solutions and has been a key driver of innovation in the meetings, events, association and congress industries since 1987. "
target: Wyndham Jade, L.L.C.
Wyndham Jade is an event and travel management company that specializes in convention housing and registration, meeting management, incentive programs, business travel and site selection. They offer a complete technology solution by combining housing and registration into one integrated platform.
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closed 2/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Wecast Network Inc, acquired Wide Angle Group Limited

synopsis: Wecast Network, Inc. announced that it has acquired 55% of Wide Angle Group Limited ("WAG"). WAG, a fully integrated industrial/trade media and commerce company, does work that aids the planning process, the creativity, the collaboration, the production, the travel, the management team, telling stories, and seeing happy and fulfilled guests.
buyer: Wecast Network Inc (WCST:$6.00)
Wecast Network Inc is a next generation global brand licensing, IP sales and video commerce company driven by AI and Big Data. The company is leveraging and optimizing its legacy operations as a premium content Video On Demand service provider in China. "
target: Wide Angle Group Limited
Wide Angle Group is a fully integrated industrial/trade media and commerce company. Their work aids the planning process, the creativity, the collaboration, the production, the travel, the controlled chaos, the management team, telling stories, and seeing happy and fulfilled guests.
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closed 6/12/2014 via Company Press Release

TravelPort, acquired Hotelzon International Limited

synopsis: Travelport, a leading travel commerce marketplace providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry, announced that it has acquired Hotelzon, a leading, B2B hotel distribution technology provider.
buyer: TravelPort (TVPT:$2,182.00)
Travelport is a broad-based business services company and a leading provider of critical transaction processing solutions to companies operating in the global travel industry. Travelport is comprised of the global distribution system (GDS) business that includes the Worldspan and Galileo brands. "
target: Hotelzon International Limited
Hotelzon is a leading corporate online hotel booking company, offering booking services and technology to corporate clients, hotels and agency partners. Hotelzon's online inventory provides over 250,000 hotels worldwide.
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closed 9/24/2012 via BNC Analysis

Ellis Salsby Ltd, acquired Right Location

synopsis: Ellis Salsby Ltd has acquired fellow conference and event management company Right Location Corporate Services in order to “provide a stronger venue finding and conference management offer" to its clients. Right Location is one of Hampshire's largest independent corporate event management agencies with an extensive client portfolio.
buyer: Ellis Salsby Ltd
Ellis Salsby Ltd provides event management, venue finding and is a hotel booking agency. "
target: Right Location
Right Location is one of Hampshire's largest independent corporate event management agencies with an extensive client portfolio, varying from large blue chip organisations to associations, charities and small-to-medium businesses.
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announced 6/11/2012 via PE Hub

Nice Entertainment Group, will acquire Playroom AS

synopsis: Nice Entertainment Group, a pan-Nordic content production group, has signed an agreement to acquire Norwegian event management company Playroom AS. Founded in 2001, Playroom is an entertainment house focused on experience-based communication through event management, artist management and record production.
buyer parent: CapMan Capital Management Oy
buyer: Nice Entertainment Group
Nice Entertainment Group is the largest independent group of creative production companies in the Nordic region. Its annual production of more than 100 series covers all genres and serves all the major channels in the territory. "
target: Playroom AS
Playroom consists of three divisions: events, music and artists. The event division is the largest and has demonstrated strong growth since its inception in 2007. The company is one of the largest in the Norwegian event management business.
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closed 1/31/2011 via BNC Analysis

Ouest Audiovisuel, acquired RIV Turquoise

synopsis: Ouest Audiovisuel acquired RIV Turquoise , an event and seminar organizer in France.
buyer: Ouest Audiovisuel
Ouest Audiovisuel is an audiovisual and event production company. The company specializes in corporate audiovisual, marketing and sales applications for the creation of reports, web movies, dynamic media (2D/3D images, CD-ROM, DVD), TV ads, TV billboards, web banners and events. "
target: RIV Turquoise
RIV Turquoise offers event coordination and creation, as well as for trips, congresses, seminars, travelling and special programs in France and internationally.
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closed 9/23/2010 via PR Newswire

easyFairs, acquired Fairtec

synopsis: easyFairs, Europe's leading organiser of time & cost-effective trade shows, has acquired the Belgian business-to-business exhibition organiser, Fairtec. The move brings together an impressive portfolio of industrial technology shows in sectors such as measurement and control instrumentation, pumps and valves, subcontracting, safety and security.
buyer parent: Artexis Group
buyer: easyFairs
easyFairs runs time & cost-effective trade shows in Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. "
target: Fairtec
Fairtec nv is an independent organizer that is also independent of any exhibition center. They offer a variety of trade fairs customized to suit your business. It successfully pioneered time-saving innovations such as the "one-day fair" formula.
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cancelled 8/11/2010 via

PanPacific International, cancelled an acquisition of Queen Entertainment Group

synopsis: The Amergence Group, a company that focuses on the development, nurturing, and rapid expansion of selected emerging or disruptive companies across a wide range of industries and disciplines, announced its first "spin-out" subsidiary, PanPacific International, has signed a binding letter of intent to acquire Queen Entertainment Group.
buyer parent: The Amergence Group
buyer: PanPacific International
PanPacific International has become The Amergence Group's first "Spin-Out" subsidiary. The company is charged with seeking out edgy and/or disruptive businesses in Hong Kong and the surrounding areas and incorporating them within PanPacific International. "
target: Queen Entertainment Group
Queen Entertainment Group -- one of the leaders in Hong Kong event organization, is also known regionally as an exclusive artist agency whose specialties include providing talent for all forms of media, television, video, and print advertising throughout the region.
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closed 8/22/2007 via Company Press Release

TravelPort, acquired Worldspan L.P.

synopsis: Travelport Limited, the parent company of the Travelport group of companies, announced today the completion of its $1.4 billion acquisition of Worldspan, L.P. This deal makes Travelport one of the world's largest networks of travel brands, content and service offerings while enabling it to succeed in an increasingly competitive industry.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: TravelPort (TVPT:$2,182.00)
Travelport operates Travelport GDS, comprised of Galileo and Worldspan, and GTA, a wholesaler of travel content. In addition, it also owns a controlling interest in Orbitz Worldwide, a leading, global online travel company. "
target: Worldspan L.P.
Worldspan is a leader in travel technology services for travel suppliers, travel agencies, e-commerce sites and corporations worldwide. Worldspan provides comprehensive electronic data services linking thousands of travel suppliers around the world to a global customer base.
price ($mm)
$1,400
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closed 12/16/2003 via BNC Analysis

AAV, Ltd., acquired Staging Connections Pty Ltd.

synopsis: AAV increased its suite of services following the acquisition of the events company, Staging Connections Pty Limited (“SC”). This acquisition was approved by AAV shareholders on 12 December 2003.
buyer: AAV, Ltd. (AU:STG:$124.76)
Staging Connections is a worldwide integrated event services group. They deliver events ranging in scale and dimension from small boardroom presentations to gala dinners and conferences; international entertainment and sporting events through to consumer exhibitions and trade shows. "
target: Staging Connections Pty Ltd.
Staging Connections has been supporting the delivery of events in Australia for over 20 years and today has offices throughout the region with more than 750 dedicated staff.
price ($mm)
$37
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closed 8/7/2003 via PR Newswire

Corinthian Colleges, Inc., acquired East Coast Aero Tech, LLC

synopsis: Corinthian Colleges, Inc. announced that it has signed definitive agreements to acquire substantially all of the assets of East Coast Aero Tech, LLC and its one campus for approximately $2.9 million.
buyer: Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (COCO:$1,480.80)
Corinthian Colleges is one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America, with annual revenues of $1.3 billion and a student population of over 86,000 students. The company's mission is to prepare students for careers in demand or for advancement in their chosen field. "
target: East Coast Aero Tech, LLC
East Coast Aero Tech, LLC ("ECAT") operates one campus in Bedford, Massachusetts and has been a leader in aircraft maintenance technology training since 1932.
price ($mm)
$2.90
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closed 11/15/2019 via PR Web

Executive Speakers Bureau, acquired National Keynote Speakers

synopsis: Executive Speakers Bureau, a full service Speakers Bureau, is pleased to announce the acquisition of National Keynote Speakers, which provides companies with Motivational Speakers, Keynote Speakers and Corporate Trainers for their corporate event or convention needs.
buyer: Executive Speakers Bureau
Executive Speakers Bureau, founded in 1993, is a full service Speakers Bureau. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, they offer thousands of national speakers as well as speakers local to their clients'​ venues to help meet each organization's individual needs. "
target: National Keynote Speakers
National Keynote Speakers provide companies with Motivational Speakers, Keynote Speakers and Corporate Trainers for their corporate event or convention needs. They have a presence in 12 U.S. markets providing their clients with a balanced mix of nationally recognized speakers and local experts.
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closed 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

BCD Meetings & Events, acquired Zibrant Ltd.

synopsis: BCD Meetings & Events has taken over Zibrant in a move to strengthen its European offering. Zibrant is one of the UK's most recognised meetings and event management agencies. Its managing director Fay Sharpe made it to number 18 in last year's Event 100 Club.
buyer: BCD Meetings & Events
BCD Meetings & Events energizes and streamlines the business of meetings and incentives by offering event-level and enterprise-level solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, BCD Meetings & Events has more than 1,000 resources in over 40 countries, with sales exceeding US $620 million. "
target: Zibrant Ltd.
Zibrant is one of the UK's most recognised meetings and event management agencies. Its managing director Fay Sharpe made it to number 18 in last year's Event 100 Club.
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closed 5/8/2019 via Company Press Release

ICR Integrity, acquired Sky-Futures Partners Limited

synopsis: ICR Integrity, a UK company specializing in integrity, corrosion, maintenance and repair solutions with market-leading products, has acquired Sky-Futures Partners Limited, UK's leading provider in delivering drone-based inspections and drone pilot training for the energy, industrial and government sectors.
buyer parent: Graphite Capital
buyer: ICR Integrity
UK’s ICR specializes in integrity, corrosion, maintenance and repair solutions with market-leading products including Quickflange™ weldless connection technology and Technowap™ engineered composite repair solutions. "
target: Sky-Futures Partners Limited
Sky-Futures is UK’s leader in delivering drone-based inspections and drone pilot training for the energy, industrial and government sectors. They provide High Definition video, still and thermal imagery and technical reports written by industry experts in flare systems and structural engineers.
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closed 1/10/2018 via Company Press Release

ARE Corporation, acquired AirShark

synopsis: ARE Corporation (American Rail Engineers) has acquired Media Wing, LLC, a New England based UAV/Drone Data Collection, dba AirShark, and Video Production Company. The acquisition expands ARE’s engineering, software development, bridge inspection services to include unmanned flight operations, image analysis, GIS modeling and video rendering.
buyer: ARE Corporation
ARE is an industry-leading provider of bridge management and safety services to private railroads and public transportation authorities. ARE’s decades of experience in rail engineering, bridge inspection, load ratings and FRA requirements ensure the highest quality in deliverables and safety. "
target: AirShark
Media Wing, UAV flight services and video production company, acquired AirShark in 2016 to enhance its data processing capabilities. Media Wing, dba AirShark has become a premiere UAV data collection & flight operation companies for the civil, environmental, energy and transportation markets.
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closed 7/31/2019 via Company Press Release

Reed & Mackay, acquired Business Travel Direct

synopsis: UK-based Reed & Mackay, a global travel management company, has acquired Business Travel Direct. Headquartered in the UK, Business Travel Direct is an industry-leading business travel solutions partner, providing market-leading tools and technology to assist clients in spend analysis and cost-saving initiatives.
buyer: Reed & Mackay
UK-based Reed & Mackay is a travel management company and is recognised as a leader in the travel and event management arena. Reed & Mackay has a global presence and has International Partnerships with over 4000 experts across 40 countries. "
target parent: The Ickenham Travel Group
target: Business Travel Direct
UK-based Business Travel Direct is an industry-leading business travel solutions partner, providing market-leading tools and technology to assist clients in spend analysis and cost-saving initiatives. They offer transparent services such as consultancy, Management Information, and more.
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